janeintheworld is my blog and it began with my arrival in New York for my work as Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking. This followed my previous work in Australia as Executive Director, International Women’s Development Agency, working with women in the Asia Pacific region to support them in improving the quality of their life, and that of their families and communities.
Most recently I’ve made the move to San Francisco to work with the Global Fund for Women
Since 1989 the Global Fund for Women has provided nearly $10 million in core support to thousands of women-led organizations globally. Individually and collectively, these groups are working to achieve gender equity, human security and greater opportunities for girls and women.
By cultivating women’s leadership and advocacy, the Global Fund works to sustain women’s rights movement building globally in support of women and girls realizing their full human rights.
I hold close to me words of the poet, Mary Oliver, ‘what will you do with your one wild and precious life?’ as a constant question for my waking life and my work. In this spirit, I am seeking a balance of work (I believe in) and play (time) to really know myself and those around me.
As ever, being in the natural world restores me, time with friends and family nurtures me while solitude provides the foundational prayer and affirmation for all that I do.
Jane Sloane 2012